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Old 01-09-2019, 03:42 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Still have the first P38. I got it in a C ration aboard a C-130 aircraft over the sea of Japan along with the standard 4 cigarettes the small package of toilet paper, and a small package of two chicklet type gum.
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Old 01-10-2019, 09:30 AM   #32 (permalink)
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The toilet paper...forgot all about that. Never seemed to be enough and it was as thin as air. The chicklets were always hard as rocks and I always wondered when I was going to break a tooth. Funny thing is, my granddaughter gave me a skittle out of an MRE and it did break my tooth. Cost me $900.00 to get it capped.
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Old 01-10-2019, 11:37 AM   #33 (permalink)
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I got my first P38 in 72, I still have it and I use it every so often.They're a great little invention, and I'd hate to lose mine.

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Old 01-10-2019, 02:23 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Did my time 1975 to 85 in the British Army and used an almost identical can opener; I remember they where Olive Drab coloured to stop reflections.
Carried one around for years.
The one I now use at home is now 40, rusty, trusty and still works
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For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been'. John Greenleaf Whittier


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